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06-01-2013, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Inferno View Post
I'd just like to point out that John Tortorella, as supposedly terrible a coach as he is, got the New York Rangers to the 2nd round of the playoffs, and a top 6 finish in the East without Marc Staal, Ryane Clowe, complete no shows from Marian Gaborik and Brad Richards, a 1 armed Ryan Callahan and Carl Hagelin, a growing pain filled season from Chris Kreider and JT Miller, and another full season without Michael Sauer.

Horrible coach...just awful.
Seriously. People harp on the media interactions as if that's even close to the most important part of coaching in the NHL. As far as I'm concerned, the coach can stand up and fart into the mic every interview as long as the team doesn't do less than they are capable of. This season, with two major roster turnovers, with no camp to implement a new system, with no Staal almost all year, with no Clowe for the playoffs, with Callahan injured for 50+ games and Hagelin for a bunch, finishing in 6 and getting to the second round is all that this team was capable of IMO, if not more than that.

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